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Ranita Sharma, MD, FACP

Biographical Sketch

Date/Place of Birth: December 31st, 1963, India

Education: Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University and Medical Education from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India

Post Doctoral Training: Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ

Certification: ABIM certification(1996) and Re-certification in (2006)

Present Position: Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

ACP Activities: ACP Member since 1996, ACP Fellowship in 2005, ACP NJ Chapter Challenge Bowl Organizer and Moderator since 2004

Hospital/Community Service: Inpatient attending on the teaching service at RWJUH and weekly outpatient medicine preceptor for housestaff at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center

Other Appointments: Member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine since 1997

Areas of Professional Interest/Expertise: Medical Education.

Vision Statement

The national ACP remains a prominent voice in health care reform, funding, education and policy development. In conjunction with the ABIM, collaborative efforts are underway to ensure that the path to recertification provides a seal of quality without undue burden on process. The ACP is involved in educational redesign in conjunction with the AMA, APDIM and other organizations. If given the privilege to serve as your Governor, I envision the statewide leadership working together to:

  • ensure that the economics of the practice of medicine enable our members to deliver high quality healthcare to patients
  • remain a proactive force in the health and public policy arena
  • strengthen relationships with state medical societies
  • expand collaborations with neighboring ACP chapters
  • engage in discussions with the NJ Council of Teaching hospitals to obtain data and subsequently determine GME needs and it's impact on physician supply and demand in NJ